Rutgers And The Big Ten To Hold Press Conference Today

By Matt Sugam

Rutgers and the Big Ten will hold a press conference today at 2 p.m. to officially announce Rutgers accepting an invitation to the conference.

The press conference will take place on Rutgers campus at the Hale Center. It can be seen live on SNY, the Big Ten Network and RVision.

Rutgers is the ninth team since 2004 to leave the Big East. Their buyout from the Big East would be $10 million and they would have to give 27 months notice.

However, the Big East allowed West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Syracuse to leave earlier than the 27-month requirement by paying a higher exit fee. The aforementioned schools paid a fee of 20 million.

Rutgers is expected to leave at the start of the 2014 season.

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